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No more home newspaper delivery

Waynesboro News-VirginianBy Lynn R. Mitchell

This morning we received  another indication that print media is fading. A notice was included with our Waynesboro News-Virginian and Richmond Times-Dispatch newspapers notified that home delivery was being discontinued to our area beginning Sunday and the remainder of our subscription will, instead, be mailed.

Since our mail is delivered in the afternoon, that eliminates reading the hard copy over breakfast on the deck.

Granted I read many news reports online but there has always been a certain comfort in that hard copy in my hands.

Yet another nail in the coffin of print media.

Our carrier had talked about his aging vehicle and that he would be unable to continue once it gave out because there was really no financial incentive to continue home delivery. Last week his truck was whining as he delivered the Sunday papers. Monday began substitute carriers.

Then today came the notification, dated August 12, 2014, read:

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